Morning by Morning, June 1 - Beautiful Wedding of Love and Respect
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I speak out Your name that is above every name, as I begin this day embracing the Presence of God -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. ...
"'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' This is a great mystery, and I am applying it to Christ and the church. Each you, however, should love his wife as himself, and a wife should respect her husband" (Ephesians 5:22).
Our great friends of many years gave away their little girl, who's now all grown up, to the little boy who grew up to be her husband this Saturday. It was a beautiful sight, as the rainy skies rolled back just in time for the heavens to open up and shine on their vows of commitment in love and respect to one another forever. The two became one in the power of Your Word and the seal of Your Spirit.
They ran down the aisle of white rose petals under their feet, away on their adventure that will last a lifetime in the grace of God. Joy erupted in their hearts and ours!
At the same time, there may be days to come, every now and then, when the rainy skies don't seem to roll back as quickly as they'd like, when the sun won't seem to shine as brightly as they wish, and the storms of life seem to roll through for awhile. There may even be days when it doesn't always seem like there are rose petals under their feet in the steps of their journey ahead. But as they keep loving and respecting one another, as they keep loving and respecting You, they will continue to grow as one with You and one with one another. No matter what comes, they can always return to the joy that's always ready to erupt in Your heart and theirs, as they turn to You and embrace the gift of love always available to them in the power of Your grace.
Marriage is a picture and promise of Your heart for us -- a man and a woman, Christ and the church, our God and Your people -- committed to each other in love and respect, forever and ever. Thank You for painting a picture of that promise so beautifully on the canvass of Your creation. By the wedding of love and respect in our hearts for You and one another, the heavens always open up and the Son always shines on Your beautiful bride. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
I pray you will continually grow in the beautiful wedding of love and respect in your personal and intimate relationship with God, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Friends, please join with me in praying the Lord's blessings of joy upon the marriage of Taylor Watts Miller and Matt Miller! Thank you and God bless you!
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Miller